Last December, friend and fellow SIC blogger, Matt, sent me an e-mail with a simple message: “Of Monsters and Men. Should have been on our Best of the Year list.”
Since we usually wrangle a list of only 50 fantastic albums for our annual countdown, I knew that Matt’s assessment of the Icelandic band must mean it’s pretty special. And, after digging around on the Interwebs a little bit, I found that many other outlets of the music reviewing variety went ahead and placed Of Monsters and Men on their Best of the Year lists. Despite the fact that the band’s debut album, My Head is an Animal, has yet to be released in the States…
So, don’t worry, you’re not that behind.
But, we’re here to officially command you to keep your eyes on and your ears hip to Of Monsters and Men.’Tis good, ’tis good.
My Head is an Animal will be out April 3rd on Universal Republic, so time to get your calendars out. The sextet will celebrate the release with its first U.S. tour, beginning at SXSW in Austin in March. These fellas and lady are fixin’ to blow up.
Test drive Of Monsters and Men with the lead single, “Little Talks.” It’s like the folkster version of the most rousing Arcade Fire track. With trumpets. And it’s good.